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IPL 2023: Match 54 (MI vs RCB) – Playing XI And Fantasy XI Predictions
By CricShots - May 9, 2023 12:02 pm
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The 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MI is currently placed at the sixth place on the points table of this season of IPL whereas RCB is currently placed at the fifth spot on the points table. The hosts have played 10 games in IPL 2023 where they managed to win five games while RCB also played ten matches in this season where they too, won five games.

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Mumbai Indians played their last game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) where CSK pulled off a 6-wicket win. Nehal Wadhera managed to score 64 runs for Mumbai Indians in that game. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a 7-wicket loss against Delhi Capitals where Delhi Capitals (DC). Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror smacked 55 runs and 54 runs respectively for RCB in that game.

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These two teams have played have played 33 matches in the IPL history so far where Mumbai Indians won 19 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to win 14 games. The last time they played against each other this season, RCB registered a comfortable 8-wicket win over MI. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Jofra Archer was taken clobbered all over the park by RCB’s openers in the reverse fixture, but it remains a match-up, particularly against Faf du Plessis who he has dismissed twice in 22 balls. Glenn Maxwell has only single-digit scores in away games so far but the conditions at Wankhede could suit his style of play. Tilak Varma, one of the main contributors with the bat for MI, is expected to feature in the XI after having missed the last game vs CSK. 

Probable XI: Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Arshad Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Faf du Plessis and Kohli have nine half-centuries between them at Wankhede and come into this game on the back of some phenomenal form. With the ball, RCB might be looking at the Harshal Patel vs Rohit Sharmamatch-up. Karn Sharma may make way for a batsman in the RCB line-up or come in as an Impact Player. Kedar Jadhav, the late entrant to the Bengaluru squad, should retain his place in the XI.

Probable XI: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudesai/Anuj Rawat, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:

Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Maxwell (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Cameron Green (c), Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:

Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (vc), Faf du Plessis (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj